Profile: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

When it comes to extremes, no department of transportation in the United States comes close to what the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has to deal with. From the coldest weather in the US to the highest mountain in North America, Alaska presents a unique set of challenges. Marc Luiken is the commissioner of Alaska DOT&PF and in the third episode of Transportation Radio‘s profiles of state DOTs, Commissioner Luiken talked about the agency he leads.

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Marc Luiken

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Parking Industry to Gather at PIE in March

This year’s Parking Industry Exhibition, aka PIE, returns to the Chicago area. A change in this year’s event is that there will be tracks focused on different segments of the parking industry, such as airports, municipalities and hospitals. The man responsible for pulling all this together is John Van Horn. He’s the editor and publisher of Parking Today and he spent a few minutes talking with Transportation Radio about the event.

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John Van Horn

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Profile: Idaho Transportation Department

Brian Ness has served as the director of the Idaho Transportation Department since 2010. That’s given him a lot of time to not only know the department but to make his mark on the agency. In the second of Transportation Radio‘s series profiling state DOTs, Director Ness talks about innovation, “Nine Steps” and ITS, among other topics.

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Brian Ness

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ITE Talks Transportation: Debbie Hersman, President/CEO National Safety Council

Debbie Hersman served two terms as the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and, since 2014, has been the president and CEO of the National Safety Council. She’s also serving as the chairman of the Road to Zero Coalition. In this month’s edition of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast, she discusses efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast.

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Deborah A.P. Hersman

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